»Yes is more« BIG

The magazine entitled DIALOG #9 is being displayed in new attire. For the first time we are incorporating the topic of ‘augmented reality’: printed matter is being augmented via digital content.

At first the European Central Bank building was another project that existed solely in the form of digital visualisations. Now the new ECB headquarters has been inaugurated after a construction phase of only three years. In the interior the architects at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU generated a complex installation pattern consisting of freely shaped VORWERK “Forma Crystal” carpet tiles.

“Economy is ecology, too” Nathalie de Vries

It’s not only in the course of an interview with Nathalie de Vries, Dutch architect and co-founder of the architectural bureau MVRDV, that it becomes clear: sustainability is essential to modern spatial design. At Vorwerk this claim manifests itself in the further development of RE/COVER green, the new generation of elastic flooring launched in 2013. Once again in co-operation with Hadi Teherani’s bureau, the second collection follows up in 2014 and is being presented for the first time in this issue: PARTS creates a tiling inspired by nature that – just like RE/COVER green – unites aesthetics and ecology with each other and, as a result, makes yet another contribution to sustainable floor design.